Bapu's Original Letter On Jesus Christ Up For Sale

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New Delhi : A letter was wriiten by Mahatma Gandhi, is up for sale and could be purchased for USD 50,000. He discussed the nature of existence of Jesus Christ in the letter. 

On April 6, 1926, the letter was written by Mahatma Gandhi. He wrote the letter from his Sabarmati Ashram in India.

Typed in faint ink and with a bold, unaffected signature, the letter was part of a private collection for the past several decades and is now being sold by the Pennsylvania-based Raab Collection.

"Jesus was one of the great teachers of mankind," Mahatma Gandhi wrote in the letter to Christian religious elder in the United States, Milton Newberry Frantz. Nathan Raab, principal at the Raab Collection, described the letter as the embodiment of Mahatma Gandhi's vision for a world of religions at peace. He said, "His belief in Jesus as a teacher of mankind shows his efforts to find commonality with his fellow man". 

Here's the letter.

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The Raab collection said in a press statement, "This is one of the finest letters on religion that Gandhi ever wrote".

The historical document dealer said that, "Our research discloses no other letter of Gandhi mentioning Jesus to have ever reached the public market".

It added, "The Raab Collection said it located no record of any letter of Mahatma Gandhi on Jesus to have reached the public market. Mahatma Gandhi also discusses his hope for peace among religions worldwide".

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in the letter that, "Dear Friend, I have your letter. I am afraid it is not possible for me to subscribe to the creed you have sent me. The subscriber is made to believe that the highest manifestation of the unseen reality was Jesus Christ. In spite of all my efforts, I have not been able to feel the truth of that statement".

He asked, "I have not been able to move beyond the belief that Jesus was one of the great teachers of mankind. Do you not think that religious unity is to be had not by a mechanical subscription to a common creed but by all respecting the creed of each?"

Mahatma Gandhi wrote in the letter, "In my opinion, difference in creed there must be so long as there are different brains. But who does it matter if all these are hung upon the common thread of love and mutual esteem?"

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